Evan Ellingson, best known for starring in the 2009 movie My Sister’s Keeper, has died at age 35.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s coroners division, Ellingson was found dead in a bedroom at his residence in Fontana, California, at 11:31 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5. His cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.
First to report the news, TMZ said Ellingson’s father told the outlet that the actor struggled with addiction and died in a sober-living home. One of Ellingson’s most memorable roles was as Jesse in the 2009 cancer drama My Sister’s Keeper, alongside a cast that included Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Abigail Breslin and Jason Patric.
Ellingson, who hasn’t appeared onscreen in over 10 years, played the son of David Caruso’s Lt. Horatio Caine on CSI: Miami. Additionally, he played nephew to Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer on 24.
Ellingson, who started his acting career as a child with string of TV appearances in the early aughts, was perhaps best known for his role as Jesse Fitzgerald, Cameron Diaz’s eldest child, in the 2009 film “My Sister’s Keeper,” based on the Jodi Picoult novel of the same name.
Source: NBC, People